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Just as they promised (and acting unilaterally as Europe declined to go along with The White House), President Obama has unleashed a set of 'sectoral' sanctions to wreak havoc in Russia. The sanctions include the standard travel bans but adds rules that block several of Russia's largest firms from American debt markets. The plan - to restrict funding availability for Russian firms to under...
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It’s quite a coincidence. Yesterday, before today’s tragedy, the US Treasury announced new sanctions on a number of Russian individuals and businesses. Beauchamp tries to understand the rationale behind them: What’s the point of imposing them now? “I’d assume it’s the blatant transfer of Russian weapons to the rebels,” Dan Drezner, a professor at Tufts’ […]
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